Soyuz TMA-05M Launched Toward the International Space Station

TMA-05M Crew
Flight Engineer Sunita Williams, Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide
Image Credit: NASA

Soyuz TMA-05M launched as planned from the Baikonur Cosmodrome Saturday 14 July at 7:40 PM Phoenix time (0240 UTC 15 July).

NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, Japan’s Aki Hoshide and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko will join other crew members on the International Space Station (ISS).

The Soyuz TMA-05M is expected to dock with the orbiting complex on Tuesday.

Japan is expected to launch their third resupply mission at 7:18 PM Phoenix Time Friday, 20 July (0218 UTC Saturday 21 July).

TMA-05M Ignition
Ignition of the Soyuz Rocket with TMA-05M Manned Spacecraft
Image Credit: NASA TV

TMA-05M Ascent
Ascent of the Soyuz Rocket
Image Credit: NASA TV

TMA-05M Crew
Crew of TMA-05M Manned Spacecraft on Ascent
Image Credit: NASA TV

TMA-05M Schedule
Schedule for the TMA-05M Manned Spacecraft
Image Credit: NASA TV

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